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Situation in Persian Gulf described as troubling and complex

NEW YORK, New York - The UN Security Council has been briefed on the escalating hostilities in the Middle East. ...

Continuation of current situation in Yemen untenable, says UN envoy

ADEN, Yemen - A month ago, the United Nations top Yemen envoy told the Security Council the country was facing ...

Stealing personal identification data causing nightmares for victims

The headquarters of a large national bank had detected fraud on an account and sent word to an Atlanta branch ...

Jordan considered closing Israeli embassy, expelling ambassador

AMMAN, Jordan - While Israel is being courted by Arab countries to establish diplomatic relations, members of Jordan's parliament are ...

Advancing techology forcing changes in U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Navy and the world it operates in are a far cry from what they were four ...

Myanmar ambulance driver killed in crossfire

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar - A volunteer ambulance driver has been killed and several others have been injured during a ...

Libyans, facing political and economic collapse, lament Western help

It's been eight years since the NATO-led military intervention in Libya. Many analysts consider the action a crucial step forward ...

4 Palestinians die in two separate incidents, Israel hit by 3 rockets

GAZA, Palestinian territories - Three Palestinians were killed by the Israeli army in the northern Gaza Strip, the Palestinian health ...

Bomb explodes at wedding ceremony in Afghanistan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber has detonated explosive devices at a wedding in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, causing ...

North Korea test-fires new weapon, Kim personally guides test

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un personally guided the test-firing of a new weapon on Friday.Kim "guided ...

For Istanbul's Syrians, a time of hoping and hiding

When Syrian refugees first arrived in Istanbul almost eight years ago, many made for Fatih, a district of historic mosques ...

Pompeo Singles Out Iran In UN Security Council Session On Middle East

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo specifically named Iran in his speech on August 20 at the UN Security Council ...

VOA InterviewsGuatemala President-elect Alejandro Giammattei

An asylum deal with the United States would "necessarily" depend on economic benefits to its country, Guatemala president-elect Alejandro Giammattei ...

Italy Seizes Migrant Ship Stranded at Sea

More than 80 migrants on board a Spanish charity rescue ship exploded with joy at the news that Italy is ...

10 Facts on How Mosquitoes Pose a Threat to Half the World

LONDON - A warmer climate, travel and trade are helping to spread mosquito-borne diseases as a deadly beast smaller than ...

'Jihadi Jack' and the folly of revoking citizenship

The British government has just stripped Islamic State recruit Jack Letts of his United Kingdom citizenship.In one sense, the move ...

Trump Offers To Mediate 'Explosive' Kashmir Dispute

U.S. President Donald Trump has offered to mediate what he called the 'very explosive' situation in Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan ...

Russia to Nuclear Test Ban Monitor: Test Accident Not Your Business

MOSCOW - Russia told an agency that verifies a ban on nuclear tests that a military test accident in the ...

Monaco sign Slimani on loan from Leicester

Monaco - Monaco have signed veteran Algerian international striker Islam Slimani on loan from Leicester City, sources close to the ...

Neville calls for social media boycott in wake of Pogba racist abuse

London - England women's manager Phil Neville believes football players should boycott social media in the wake of Manchester United ...

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Stocks in U.S. sink, dollar too loses ground

NEW YORK, New York - The rally on Wall Street ran out of steam on Tuesday, with all the major ...

UK man cops five year ban from being director over marketing calls

LONDON, UK - A property renovation boss who caused his company to make more than 110,000 unsolicited marketing calls has ...

Profit-taking weighs on stocks in China, Hong Kong

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in China and Hong Kong took a breather on Tuesday, after the heady gains of a ...

Tourists from India, Saudi Arabia and UK flocking to Dubai

DUBAI, UAE - Dubai hosted more than eight million international overnight visitors in the first six months of this year, ...

Varadkar and Boris Johnson to meet in Dublin next month

DUBLIN, Ireland - Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke for an hour by phone on Monday ...

Wall Street joins in as stocks rally across world

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks advanced on Monday in a positive start to the week.Globally, stocks trended higher ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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